Jake Gyllenhaal will appear on Inside the Actors Studio this Thursday, September 19th.
Gyllenhaal has won a BAFTA award and been nominated for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe award. Gyllenhaal has starred in such varied films as “Brokeback Mountain,” “October Sky,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch” and his upcoming movie “Prisoners.”
In the episode, Gyllenhaal opens up about being raised in a Hollywood family and working with starlets like Anne Hathaway. James Lipton leaves no stone unturned as he asks Gyllenhaal everything from the personal details of his Bar Mitzvah, to his improvisational talents, to his relationship with “Brokeback Mountain” co-star Heath Ledger. Read more
The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced today that it will honor President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler with the organization’s Career Achievement Award at the 29th Annual Artios Awards. CSA will also present esteemed Casting Director Linda Lowy (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights) with the Hoyt Bowers Award, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Michael J. Fox with the New York Apple Award. Read more
Tom Hiddleston brings out his inner-Loki and taunts poor Cookie Monster by eating cookies… wonderful, delicious cookies in front of him.
This is actually supposed to be a lesson for the kids in delayed gratification…. but yeah, it’s pure evil. I feel for you, Cookie monster! Read more
20th Century Fox is holding an open call for a young Elvis Presley!
So, if you look like him, and you are between 18 and 22 years old, don’t be a hound dog… submit yourself for the role!
The film, Last Train to Memphis, is set to be directed by Oscar-winner Kevin MacDonald (One Day in September) and is based on the best selling novel of the same name.
Here’s a synopsis: “Last Train to Memphis” focuses on the years between Elvis’s first, earth-shattering recordings and his meteoric rise to national prominence in 1956. These were years of revolutionary cultural turmoil, largely precipitated by Elvis’s music. The screenplay recounts the story of his against-all-odds success due to his uncanny gift for self-invention, his unstoppable drive, and the new sound he created that changed the music world forever. Read more
The Celebrity 100 list is in its 14th year and it ranks women based on salary from their series, residuals, endorsements as well as advertising work. The magazine uses the time period of June 2012 through June 2013 to measure the rankings.
In addition to her work on Modern Family, Vergara has managed to utilize her popularity to her advantage. She has a clothing line at Kmart and endorsement deals for Diet Pepsi, Rooms To Go and Synthroid, a thyroid medication. In the Latino market, she also has Comcast, laundry detergent, and a State Farm insurance commercial running. Read more
2-Minute Master Class on Acting: Watch Sir Patrick Stewart Demonstrate the Rarely Used ‘Quadruple Take’
I love everything about this video.
Sir Patrick Stewart, sitting across from his barefooted fiancee’ Sunny Ozell, gives his betrothed (and us) a master class in the “rarely used” comedy device, the ‘quadruple take’.
But before we get there, he goes through the ‘take’, the ‘double take’ and the ‘triple take’.
And it’s all absolutely wonderful. Read more
Have you ever wanted to know every single guest that’s appeared on Inside the Actors Studio?
Sure you have!
Thanks to the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, we know have this huge infographic showing us all the guests that have sat down with James Lipton, sorted by each season.
Click on the picture below (then click onto it again) for a much clearer version. Read more
Tom Skerritt will make his Broadway debut in A Time to Kill, Tony® Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes’ stage adaptation of John Grisham’s best-selling novel.
Skerritt will portray Lucien Wilbanks, the mentor to protagonist Jake Brigance (played by Sebastian Arcelus), in this new play.
Skerritt joins the previously announced Arcelus, Dashiell Eaves as Pete Willard/DR Musgrove; J.R. Horne as Mr. Pate; Chike Johnson as Ozzie Walls, Patrick Page as Rufus Buckley; Tonya Pinkins as Gwen Hailey; John Procaccino as Drew Tyndale/WT Bass; Tijuana Ricks as Court Reporter; Tom Skerritt as Lucien Wilbanks; Lee Sellars as Cobb/Rhodeheaver/Grist; Fred Dalton Thompson as Judge Noose; John Douglas Thompson as Carl Lee Hailey; and Ashley Williams as Ellen Roark.
A Time to Kill is set to open on Broadway on October 20th at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Ethan McSweeny will direct, with previews beginning September 28th. Read more
Open Call! ‘Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark’ is looking for its new Peter Parker/Spider-Man & Mary Jane
Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark is launching a massive coast-to-coast search, to find its next Peter Parker/Spider-Man!
The show’s original and current star, Reeve Carney, will depart the production on Sunday, September 15th and two open casting calls, in Los Angeles and New York, are being planned to find his replacement.
You should be a male (duh) and in your late teens to early twenties of any ethnicity. You need to also have a great rock singing voice. They can be nerdy with an understated sex appeal and a good sense of humor.
The production will also use these open calls to find a future Mary Jane. Hopefuls for that role should be females in their late teens to early twenties of any ethnicity. Ideal candidates will be “beautiful girl next door” types with strong pop/rock singing voices. Read more
Ageism and Hollywood is a tale as old as time. However, what happens if the actor gets older, but the characters they play stay the same age? That’s exactly what is happening with Bianca Lawson‘s career.
The 34-year-old has been in the business since she was a teen. Many viewers will remember her from her role as Megan Jones in Saved by the Bell: The New Class. She began that show in 1993 at the age of 14.
Since then, she has moved on to other TV and film roles like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Save the Last Dance, Vampire Diaries and currently, Teen Wolf. While Lawson has had a few birthdays since then, her characters have not.
We’ve seen older actors play teens on the big and small screen before. Gabrielle Cateris was 29 years old when she first appeared on 90210 and as Uproxx.com pointed out, “Stockard Channing was 34 when she played 18-year-old Rizzo in Grease.” Read more